“Are you sure we don’t need a license to operate this?” was the first question that popped into my head when I set eyes on Le Boat. This luxury 42-foot houseboat, complete with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, spacious kitchen/living quarters and a large top deck, looked even bigger in person than it did online.
Were we really going to navigate it through the Rideau Canal by ourselves?
Though a little apprehensive, we were mostly excited at the prospect of travelling again. Sel...
With summer camps closed, online learning (or unlearning) finished and all of us suffering from varying degrees of stir craziness, this just may be the time for an epic Canadian road trip. One of our family’s all-time favourite adventures on the road was along ...Read More
It’s now been more than two months that we’ve been in lockdown. I feel fortunate that our only health issue has been the Covid-19 pounds packed on due to our daughter’s new found interest in baking. Even as someone who is passionate about travel, safe at home is where we belonged and where I wanted to be. However, in the past week, I confess I’ve noticed an itchiness in my feet return and restlessness setting in.
Images and sensations of past trips float through my mind more and more frequent...
To be honest, I was only vaguely aware of Laval, Quebec before this trip. I thought of it only as a ‘suburb’ of Montreal and believed that the only reason to go there was to use it as a less expensive base with free parking to visit la ville de Montréal.
I was mistaken.
True, downtown Montreal is only 25 minutes away. But Laval is a destination in its own right with a surprising amount of family fun activities packed into its very own island.
An island? I had no idea, either.
Bordered by Rivi...
Costa Rica: Listening to the Sounds of the Rainforest
Wellness-inclusive Luxory at Melia Punta Cana Resort
Winter walloped us early and hard this year with record-breaking cold temperatures in November. And with the lion’s share of winter still in front of us, why not give the gift of warmth this holiday season?
It’s All About the Base
Ask any winter sports enthusiast, and they’ll tell you to dress in layers and get the base right. It should be close-fitting and designed to wick away sweat from the body. Columbia’s Omni-Heat 3D™ Knit Crew Top and Omni-Heat 3D™ Knit Tight patented thermal-reflectiv...
Why is learning so good for your brain?
“It stimulates the brain, which increases the connections between the neurons,” says Dr. Sharon Cohen, neurologist and medical director of Toronto’s Memory Program. It can even generate new growth, a possibility that scientists didn’t discover until recent years.
“When I was in medical school, we were taught that new brain cells were not possible for adults. But now we know that’s not true.” The more we learn, she explains, the more we have in reserve to guard against cognitive decline.
Vacations also stimulate your gray matter.
Food, wine, street art and Wild West history make an adults-only weekend in Sacramento a fun way to spend a few kid-free days. Don’t miss the Johnny Cash mural in this “tweener city.”
Disclosure: The writer was hosted for this trip.
“Friendly and modest” described almost every Sacramentan we encountered on a recent adult getaway to the California state capitol.
“We’re a tweener city,” our Uber driver told us when I asked him what he liked about his hometown.
A what? “We’re in b...